OPS Announces New Hires for 2018 - 2019
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Monday, April 09, 2018

Oxford Preparatory School is moving forward with expansion plans for next year. We are pleased to announce the addition of the following new faculty/staff.  We are continuing to recruit and hire additional positions.  Please recommend and encourage any potential applicants to apply now.  OPS Employment Page


Alexa Cook - EC Teacher

Alexa Cook will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education, General Curriculum, in May 2018 from Appalachian State University. Alexa is excited to begin her teaching career at OPS in the Fall of 2018. She has experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities and is looking forward to joining the preparatory school community. Alexa has a passion for service, children, community, and learning. When she isn't teaching, you can find Alexa running or snuggled up with a book and a cup of coffee. 


Lynne Corbett - 6th Grade Social Studies & Science Teacher

Lynne Corbett joins Oxford Preparatory Schools as a 6th Grade teacher but is no stranger to the OPS family. Lynne’s oldest son Jason attended OPS for two years (currently at NCSSM) and her younger son Adam is a current freshman. She is a passionate supporter of the school’s vision and is excited to be a part of the new OPS Lower School. Lynne has 9 years’ experience teaching K-6 in Granville and Vance Counties.  Prior to obtaining her teaching certification through East Carolina University, Lynne was a Vice President for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. She received a BA of Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.


Reagan Courliss - Guidance Counselor and Success Seminar Teacher

Mrs. Courliss received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education in 1999 from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University in 2007.  She served as a middle grades science and social studies teacher in Wake and Chatham Counties for seven years (1999-2006), then transitioned to a school counseling role for nine years in Lee County (2006-2015).  In 2011, she began working as a licensed mental health counselor in a part-time capacity and left the public school system in 2015 to venture into private practice full time.  Missing the energy and rhythm of a school setting and--most importantly--the students, Mrs. Courliss was drawn to OPS because it provides a unique opportunity to blend several of her professional skills, strengths, and passions...counseling, teaching, and supporting adolescents on their path toward post-secondary success. 

Currently, Mrs. Courliss retains the following licenses and certifications in addition to her school counseling license:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board Certified School Counselor (NBCT), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). 


Tammy Pulliam - 6th Grade Math Teacher

Tammy Pulliam is a graduate of Meredith College and has been teaching for almost 17 years.  She has a passion for math and it is her favorite subject to teach.  When she is not teaching math, you can find her spending time with her daughter, husband, and their dog, Snowball!  


Clarence White - EC Teacher

Clarence White was introduced to Oxford Preparatory School while teaching driver’s education courses. During that time, he took notice that the students demonstrated that they were driven to learn.

Clarence graduated from Warren County High School and North Carolina Agricultural State University, earning a degree in Agricultural Education. He also received certifications in special education, career exploration, vocational education, and driver education.

Clarence is honored to continue working with the entire Oxford Preparatory School family.

Cynthia Grissom-Young

Having been an educator for twenty five years, Cynthia Grissom-Young is delighted to join the faculty of Oxford Preparatory as a Spanish teacher.  Mrs. Grissom-Young graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Spanish and obtained a teaching certificate, k-12 Spanish, from North Carolina Central University. Her teaching experience includes elementary Spanish at Mary Potter Intermediate School and Spanish I, II, III, and IV at JF Webb High School and Kerr-Vance Academy. She enjoys inspiring students to learn through fun engagement in rigorous work.


In addition to experience as a Spanish teacher, Mrs. Grissom-Young has worked in the NC community college system as a Dean of Arts and Sciences and as a Human Services instructor. She also served as a k-12 school counselor. Mrs. Grissom-Young has a Master’s in Education and a Education Specialist Certificate in Counseling from Seton Hall University. She looks forward to working with Oxford Prep students, including her son, Samuel, who is a rising freshman.


In her free time, she enjoys working on her hobby farm, taking care of the animals and growing vegetables and flowers. She also enjoys reading and a very good cup of coffee.



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